Data Sufficiency Questions

Q:

In a certain code '13' means 'stop smoking' and '59' means 'injurious habit'. What is the meaning of '9' and '5' respectively in that code ?

I. '157' means 'stop bad habit'.

II. '839' means 'smoking is injurious'.

A) If the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question B) If the data in statement II alone are sufficient answer the question
C) If the data either in I or II alone are sufficient to answer the question; D) If the data even in both the statements together are not sufficient to answer the question
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) If the data either in I or II alone are sufficient to answer the question;

Explanation:

'59' means Injurious habit' and '157' means 'stop bad habit' (from I). Thus, the common code number '5' stands for common word 'habit'. So. '9' represents 'injurious'.Hence, I is sufficient.

Also, '59' means Injurious habit' and '839' means 'smoking is injurious'. Thus, the common code number '9' stands for common word 'injurious'. So, '5' represents 'habit'. Thus, II is also sufficient. 

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On which day in January, Subhas left for Germany ? 

I. Subhas has so far spent 10 years in Germany. 

II. Subhas friend Anil left for Germany on 15th February and joined Subhas 20 days after Subhass arrival. 

A) If the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question B) If the data in statement II alone are sufficient answer the question
C) If the data either in I or II alone are sufficient to answer the question; D) If the data even in both the statements together are not sufficient to answer the question
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) If the data even in both the statements together are not sufficient to answer the question

Explanation:

Clearly, even from both the given statements, we cannot conclude the exact date of Subhas leaving for Germany. . 

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When is Manohar's birthday this year ? 

I. It is between January 13 and 15, January 13 being Wednesday. 

II. It is not on Friday. 

A) If the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question B) If the data in statement II alone are sufficient answer the question
C) If the data either in I or II alone are sufficient to answer the question; D) If the data even in both the statements together are not sufficient to answer the question
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) If the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question

Explanation:

From statement I, we conclude that Manohar's birthday is on January 14. which is Thursday. this year.

So, only I is needed. 

 

 

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Manoj, Prabhakar, Mash and Kamal are four friends. Who among them is the heaviest ''

I. Prabhakar is heavier than Manoj and Kamal but lighter than Akash. 

II.Manoj is lighter than Prabhakar and Mask but heavier than Kamal. 

A) If the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question B) If the data in statement II alone are sufficient answer the question
C) If the data either in I or II alone are sufficient to answer the question; D) If the data in both the statements together are needed.
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) If the data in both the statements together are needed.

Explanation:

From I, we have, P > M, P > K, A > P.

From II we have, M > K, P > M, A > P.

Combining the above two, we have : A > P > M > K.

Thus, Akash is the heaviest. So, both the statements are required. 

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In which year was Rahul born ? 

I. Rahul at present is 25 years younger to his mother. 

II. Rahul's brother, who was born in 1964, is 35 years younger to his mother. 

A) If the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question B) If the data in statement II alone are sufficient answer the question
C) If the data either in I or II alone are sufficient to answer the question; D) If the data in both the statements together are needed.
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) If the data in both the statements together are needed.

Explanation:

From both the given statements, we find that Rahul is (35 - 25) = 10 years older than his brother,

who was born in 1964, So. Rahul was horn in 1954

Thus, both the given statements are needed to answer the query. 

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